inXile announced that their PayPal pledges has risen to $239,438 over the past month, putting the total that Torment: Tides of Numenera has raised at $4,428,365. While this is insufficient for the game to reach its $4.5 million stretch goal by itself, the company had some good news.
“Our percentage of dropped pledges was way below our estimates, proving yet again that you guys rock!” wrote Thomas Beekers, Line Producer at inXile. “As you may recall, our Lead Tormenter Brian Fargo and superfan Steven Dengler matched pledges between $1,000 and $3,000, adding a total of $200,000. That money was set aside primarily against failed pledges, but because of your dedication, we can apply enough of it toward our budget — combined with the PayPal totals — so as to have reached $4.5 million.”
“Which means We made it! Because you guys are so awesome (and because Fargo and Dengler are so awesome) we can implement every single one of our stretch goals, including not just the player “stronghold” but also our ideas for expanded reactivity, length and depth, pursuing some of our crazier ideas concerning choice and consequence. As we outlined in update 19, while the classic “stronghold” concept might not fit this game the potential is there to do some really interesting things to tie it into our theme of legacy and the unique weirdness of the Ninth World. Colin’s been hard at work hashing out the overall plot as well as resurrecting and moving forward with ideas we had for features such as the stronghold, and he’s come up with some pretty great ones.”